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West Dyke Trail -- The popular West Dyke Trail provides excellent view of the Sturgeon Banks marshes, distant Howe Sound mountains, and the Gulf Islands along a 5.5 km path between Terra Nova and Garry Point Park.

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Canada Vancouver Richmond

Richmond's flat topography and intricate network of over 40 km (25 mi) of developed trails make it a cycling mecca for visitors and locals alike.

Steveston Trail leads cyclists on a winding journey through the historic fishing village of Steveston. South Dyke Trail takes riders on a scenic tour past farms and historic sites. West Dyke Trail overlooks tidal flats, offering cyclists front-row views of mountains and migratory birds. Both South Dyke and West Dyke Trails connect with the Steveston Trail.

The Sea Island Cycling Route follows country roads to beaches and parks, with excellent views of the area around Vancouver International Airport.

Drop by the Richmond Visitor Centre, off Highway 99 just north of the Massey Tunnel, for more information and for detailed cycling route maps.

Richmond is located next to Vancouver, a 30-minute drive south from downtown Vancouver via Highway 99.

West Dyke Trail

West Dyke Trail 是加拿大温哥华不列颠哥伦比亚省列治文 Richmond 一条观日落赏晚霞的最佳 Trail,trail从Terra Nova 至Garry Point Park,大约有5.5公里。漫步在这条trail上可以近观Sturgeon Banks marshes,远眺Howe Sound mountains及Gulf Islands,这里尤其是观赏落日余晖的最佳地点,沿着这条trail在夕阳下散步或慢跑都是非常美妙的享受。这条trail也曾让几位加西爱色人士拍出了晚霞映日、夕阳无限好的经典片片。

加拿大温哥华不列颠哥伦比亚省列治文着名的观光点。区内有多个观光活动名胜,包括对卑斯省渔业有极大影响的佐治亚海湾制鱼场 (Gulf of Georgia Cannery) ,透过历史遗蹟,旧日制鱼机器与生产,以及华人对渔业的贡献,重温西岸制鱼的发展历程。可顺着渔场旁边着名的史提夫士顿休闲小径 (Steveston Trails) 到西堤 (West Dyke) 漫步观潮,到加里角公园 (Garry Point Park) 野餐,更可参观史提夫士顿博物馆 (Steveston Museum) 了解该区往昔商业状况,或亲临比坦妮亚船坞 (Britania Heritage Shipyard) 参观菲沙河畔最古老建筑物及造船过程,还有到伦敦农庄 (London Farm) 探访百年前乡村生活。

鲟鱼浅滩 ( Sturgeon Banks )
位于加拿大温哥华不列颠哥伦比亚省列治文西部海岸,菲沙河中央支流河口湿地。两百年前,乔治温哥华船长为英国来北美洲西海岸测图。当 他在搜寻菲沙河口时,他与他的船员,从原住民手中购得几只重达两百磅的白鲟鱼。因此而命名为鲟鱼浅滩(Sturgeon Banks),但当时他并不知道这就是菲沙河口。每年冬天,有远来自4850公里西伯利亚的雪雁(Snow Geese)以及来此度冬觅食,因为这里有雪雁喜爱吃的莎草。除了数以千计的雪雁外,还有各种野鸭与猛禽来此度冬觅食。

由于列治文位于菲沙河口三角洲地带,海岸一带大多为半咸水生态(brackish) 。每天涨潮时,海水常可上达新 西敏市,最远可达匹特河岸(Pitt River)。半硷水湿地是世界上生物产量最丰富的地区,每年每公顷产量可达平均五公吨,这是硷水湿地产量的三倍。通常在生长末期,这些植物大多凋零死亡,而创造出大量的有机腐植物 ,随着潮水而冲出附近水域。这些有机腐植物提供许多浮游生物营养食物的来源,维系着整个河口潮间河道与湿地的食物链。